The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath

The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath : From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehart, Esq., Volume 1

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1888. A little girl called Mirror and her shape-shifting guardian Goliath Honeyflower are washed up on the shores of Victorian England. Something has been wrong with Mirror since the day her grandfather locked her inside a mysterious clock that was painted all over with ladybirds. Mirror does not know what she is, but she knows she is no longer human.

John Loveheart, meanwhile, was not born wicked. But after the sinister death of his parents, he was taken by Mr. Fingers, the demon lord of the underworld. Some say he is mad. John would be inclined to agree.

Now Mr Fingers is determined to find the little girl called Mirror, whose flesh he intends to eat, and whose soul is the key to his eternal reign. And John Loveheart has been called by his otherworldly father to help him track Mirror down...

File Under: Fantasy [ Shapes Shifting / Inside the Clock / A Tasty Little Girl / 12 Dancing Princesses ]
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 22mm | 290g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857664425
  • 9780857664426
  • 804,196

Review quote

"I loved it dearly. It was complex, filled with strong images and characters, swerving in unexpected and wonderful ways."
- Karen Heuler, author of The Inner City

"The Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath is an exceptional book, a real fairy tale for adults. It has great flights of fancy, wonderful characters and a powerful under current of dread that all good fairy tales should have. A glorious mix of horror and Fantasy, that will take you on a journey you will never forgot, just make sure you pack something to eat."
- Ginger Nuts of Horror

"Bee, the author who loves Victorian Top Hats and Cake Tents, incorporates both these elements and a lot more from her favourite era into the novel - beautifully entwining them into a tight little fairy tale of her own. By parts lyrical and scary, it's a gem of a novel that stands apart from other titles in today's world."
- Smorgasbord Fantasia

"Deceptively complex and intricate, this is at once a simply fantasy story and an epic journey into a strange a weird world."
- Morpheus Tales
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About Ishbelle Bee

Ishbelle Bee writes horror and loves fairy-tales, the Victorian period (especially top hats!) and cake tents at village fetes. (She believes serial killers usually opt for the Victoria Sponge). She currently lives in Edinburgh. She doesn't own a rescue cat, but if she did his name would be Mr Pickles.
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1,152 ratings
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